Today was supposed to be a 4 mile tempo run, but I’m nursing a sore IT band on my right leg so I’m #sidelined. I’m certain that I am the only runner to ever have this issue.
I have been icing, stretching, and foam rolling (I’m sure I’m the only runner to do this as well). I found this great DIY ice pack on Pinterest. 1 tablespoon of salt to 1 cup of water (I did 3 total cups) in a couple ziploc bags (magic wand wave) and BAM! Now your knees are cold.
This is actually the first time in my short running career that I have not been able to run due to injury/soreness. I may be treating this like a new parent with their first child, but better safe than #sidelined deeper into my training.
I still got in a good workout in the gym:
- 5 miles of easy spin bike,
- Light weights with high reps
- Ample stretching
Everything is on the up and up with my knee, but I won’t begin training until it is 100%. So here’s to a quick recovery, and as always, let’s #sub3!